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made the masters work on religion and i looked at traditional societies. what lessons did you learn about the role of spirituality in the societies we might be missing? >> religion has different functions in traditional societies. from the function that it functions that it has in modern society. traditional societies use religion a lot more explanation, now science provided the explanations of why there's tides and why the sun seems to go across the sky. so there's a function of religion that has become lost with time. religion still has its function of offering comfort, of helping deal with anxiety. religion used to have a function of teaching us to obey the king or obey the president. the reasons that we obey the president today are not because of religion but because of the rule of law. >> interesting. professor jared diamond, thank you so much for all of that. >> you are welcome. >>> and up next, coughing, sneezing and wheezing. the flu outbreak infecting the nation. >> excuse me. >> how facebook -- well timed there, s.e. facebook helping some fight back. we'll explain it next.
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as well. we'll talk to her next. >> and later when asked about their religion, how many members of the new congress checked the box none. the answer may surprise you. stay tuned. this is msnbc, the place for politics. >>> the single biggest issue we have right now is the massive, massive debt hanging over the heads of our children and grandchildren. we need to address it, and the american people elected divided government. they expect us to deal with the problems, even though they are hard to deal with when you have different points of view. >> republican leader mitch mcconnell there trying to put the fiscal cliff in his rear view mirror but some on the right may not let him. mcconnell is now one of several republicans being targeted by tea party groups who say they are ready to take on the establish nntment again in 2014. with me is amy creamer, head of the tea party express. >> good to see you. >> president for the americans with prosperity, tim phillips said in part, quote, lawmakers will not be judged solely on how they voted on the fiscal cliff, but it is a big vote to get wrong. obvi
. >>> where do u.s. religious institutions stand on guns and gun control? like the topic of religion to do so, sometimes there's no simple answer but we will look at a new poll ahead. but first -- >>> extreme makeover host ty pennington has joined our sister network hln. his new series "american journey" is about thinkers, entrepreneurs, and what we can learn from them. this week's "american journey" takes us to the coast of maine. >> the lobstermen of maine are a rare breed. bold, brave, and fiercely independent. they spend long days and lonely nights out at sea. the ocean provides a good life for their faeges and it's been that way for generations, but now these proud fishermen are working harder for less money. they're fed up, but they're more determined than ever to keep this tradition alive. i'm ty pennington, and this is their "american journey." ♪ >> i'm jason joyce. i'm an eighth generation lobster fisherman on swan's island, maine. you know, this is where my family has fished for the last four generations. i own the boat, i run the boat. it's a small business, it's a family busines
caller. >> caller: it's deplorable that republicans always find their religion when measures are needed that doesn't affect areas of their concern. i didn't see anybody asking for offsets when, and the federal debt and deficit was blooming with george bush, and nobody wanted offsets to help those in the disaster relief all the way up until this president got in office. he came in with a federal debt and deficit already ballooned, but everybody found religion on spending after george bush hut the wars on the credit card and the medicare part d on the credit card. it was under already, and now they found religion and cut all programs that affect people that didn't cause the downturn or didn't cause the ballooning of the debt so they find religion when it doesn't affect them. >> guest: the club for growth had a consistent position on this. we are akooked of being uncaring when it comes time to disaster relief, and it's an up fair accusation because we want people to get help that they need, but we think it ought to be paid for and not to put the burden or spread the burden larger. it shoul
. [ laughter ] >> cenk: the nones not affiliated with any religion are 20% of the country and went to obama, but they have zero political power. they're not focused. they don't make demands. they're not an activist group that say take us seriously and don't have the money to back it up. that's an enormous difference. giglio he's fighting against sex slavery, et cetera. >> very important work in that reward. some say this happened 15 years ago. is it fair to say this is the guy we draw the line on? >> other prominent speaker had evolved. had he evolved i think people would have given him a pass. he demonstrated that he hasn't evolved. you mentioned things he wrote in his withdrawing from the inauguration statement. there was some, you know, certain like dog whistling about not being aevolved at all. i will most certainly pray for him on inauguration day. our nation is divided. >> cenk: let me give the audience one last quote from giglio. this is from the mid-1990's: >> cenk: well, if he wanted to move aggressively toward that community, and they move aggressively back, that's sad day. it's c
at the inauguration in my opinion. it would be more inclusive without it. sure, but i think religions should be taxed if they get involved in politics. like them or not, they have every right to be part of the process. give the dude the opportunity to put forth his ideas before you toast him. people learn and change. this from scott, i have no problem with the pastor speaking, although my opinion differs from his. i would welcome his presence at the speech. keep the conversation going facebook.com/carolcnn. >>> headaches, sleepless nights. bernie kosar former nfl quarterback has had them all after playing ball. now kosar says a new treatment has stopped his symptoms.  >>> as we got confirmation that junior seau did indeed suffer from the brain disease cte, another former nfl player who took multiple hits speaks with hope for his future. and we are talking about former browns quarterback bernie kosar. i hope the treatment he's getting really does work. >> yeah, so far it has given him great progress and i think that that's hope not only for bernie but for other players who might be suffering. b
of freedom of religion and separation of church and state. >> roger williams was the founder of rhode island, the founder of providence, and also a founder of the first baptist church in america. williams was going -- born in london. his birth records were burned up in the great london fire of 1666. he became a chaplain for one of the chiefs. because he was a puritan and the church was cracking down and putting his people in jail, he fled england. he arrived in boston in february. he believed the state had no role to play in religion. this was an absolutely radical idea at his time. every country in europe had a state church, so did massachusetts and the plymouth colony. they all had their own state- supported churches. the taxes of the people paid for the ministers and the buildings. you had to go to church or they would come and get you and fine you. williams said the state has no role whatsoever to play in religion. eventually, he was put on trial there and convicted of sedition and heresy and was going to be shipped back to england where he probably would have died. before they could exe
divide on the issue of gun control. >> reporter: a survey by the public religion research institute, conducted before the newtown shooting, found six in ten catholics support stricter gun control laws, compared to about a third of white evangelical protestants and 42% of white mainline protestants. >> not just about threology but culture and geography. >> reporter: poll found white evangelicals were most likely to own guns. many live in southern and rural areas where guns are a way of life. so, what does the bible say about weapons? >> scripture teaches that christians are not to take weapons and avenge other people however there is an affirmation that government has a divine role to punish evil ers do and so there's ten eggs. >> reporter: with polls showing increased support for gun laws after newtown, could we see a shift among evangelicals? >> may be a tipping point where more folks in those communities realize there are things we can do as a society to tamp down this kind of mass violence that doesn't remember taking away everybody's guns. >> reporter: pastor daniel darling is c
's major religions right now including the evangelical churches to say this is a moral and religious issue, okay. from our worldview, from our standpoint, this is crucial both because we were commanded by god in genesis to till and tend the garden, to care for his creation which when he created he kept telling us, "it is good." okay, it is our responsibility they would say to take care of his creation, and that the kinds of things that we are currently doing to the planet are essentially violating that promise. but moreover, we're also seeing the theme of social justice, that we've been commanded, they would say, to take care of the least of these. the poor, the sick, the powerless both in our own country and around the world. and many churches, in fact, have invested enormous resources, i mean, sending their young people abroad to do great works to try to help people who desperately need that help. their argument would be how can we in good conscience ignore a problem that's just going to push millions of more people around the world into those exact same kinds of circumstances we're tryi
to join weekly yoga and meditation classes. fortunately, the military seems intent on driving religion out and replacing it with wacky substitutes. atheists warship centers and now meditation classes. but none of them are as effective or as scruff as personal relationship with god. unfortunately though, it is mind over what matters and that's faith. >> yoga helps you stay limber. >> they're not forcing marines to participate in yoga classes. >> stephanie: one sergeant said i felt more relaxed i noticed i wasn't tense all the time. >> it is helping to shut your brain down for a little bit so you can relax. >> focus and be in the moment which you need to be in combat. >> stephanie: kundalini yoga sounds dirty. >> what is that? >> stephanie: it is a kind of yoga. >> i know nothing about yoga. >> stephanie: downward dog sounds gay. >> i don't know what that is either. >> stephanie: okay. it is a yoga pose. >> like i said, i know nothing about yoga. i'm not terribly bendy. >> stephanie: okay. rush limbaugh. >> there is a movement on to normalize pedophilia. i guarantee you your reaction to that
to bear arms in this country and believe it is as core to them as freedom of speech or freedom of religion. i think the laws that are on the books now would not have kept someone like my father from having a gun. we have real issues on mental health that have to be addressed. we are not seeing money put into programs on the books. but i don't understand why anybody needs an assault weapon in this country. i hope that everybody will come to a table. otherwise people are going to go to their corners and fight not seeing what we need to see get done. >> when you see a movement to restrict gun ownership rights, the inevitable outcome is gun sales, magazine sales, ammo sales guthrough the roof. it is the polar opposite intention of what people on debbie's side. argument want to see. >> we saw this before president obam was elected, when hadt looked like he was going to be elected in 2008 and the time period between the inauguration, you see the big jump in gun sales. there has been some degree of... too much concern on the part of gun owners and people said, the president's going to take away a
at public schools in indiana amid what he calls attack on religion, is this a good idea? >> let's ask fox news religion contributor father jonathan morris. >> anger people and i would put this on facebook and twitter and people got angry and my mom called me and got upset. >> alisyn: wow. >> i said i don't agree with this legislator's approach. let me explain why. when we say public schools, what we really mean is government schools. these are -- we have given to the government the role of educating our children. i think that's a bad idea in the first place, very bad idea. but if we say that the government can mandate in in case a certain prayer, you must-- all schools pray our father. and we should also be totally open to the idea of another legislator or another court saying that bypass saj age of t koran should be mandated in the school? do you we want that? very good answer. >> you're correctly uncomfortable with the the government pushing a specific dogma and i share that. on the other hand, government schools push a certain dogma every day. i mean, textbooks, push a certain world vi
among christians when it comes to gun control. i mean, a public religion institute survey which of taken before the newtown shooting showed that white evangelical protestants were less likely to favor tighter gun laws than catholics. white mainline protestants are religiously unaffiliated americans. why do you think that is? >> thank you for that question. i mean, i think that's a wonderful question. we should not be surprised that many of our people of faith in this country who are all americans, are very much passionate about the second amendment and gun rights. at the same time, we should not -- we should also not be surprised that there are just as many people of faith if not more who are all in favor of common sense gun laws and promoting a culture of peace and healing in our communities. and i believe that it is our time and our moment to look within ourselves and the principles of our faith to unite our country around a common moral imperative to address the gun violence that is in our country. even to those statistics that you've just lifted up, interestingly enough, the national
, the freedom of religion, the freedom of assembly. the freedom to own guns are messy, very messy things to have in an orderly society and that's why the framers added the bill of rights to the constitution, to say, you know what? because these things are so tantalizing to government, because it makes good sense to he restrict them and to have an orderly society and have limits on what people can say and whether they can own guns, they spell them out, because they knew how tempting it would be to governments later on. >> megyn: saying we're not going to have that here, and pete, yet you see politicians so often, they talk out of both sides of their mouths because they want gun control, they want to crack down on guns, and some say, you know, we need reasonable guns control and this question what that means. and then you see them out there pandering to gun lobbies, and they want people to believe-- they're pro gun in the hunting context, we saw with john kerry back in 2004. remember this photo. that was mocked universally even in the left wing press. i'm a huntsman, but i want gun restrictions. >
people here in washington, but the treasury secretary nominee has an extra challenge. his religion. he talked about that with cnn's candy crowley back in 2011, when he was director of the office of management and budget. >> you are an orthodox jew, which means that you can't use electrical devices, over the weekend, friday night sundown to saturday. how does that work in a 24/7 job? have you ever had to cheat? >> well, it's actually not cheating. if there's a matter of real urgency, it is totally consistent with my religious beliefs to do whatever i need to do to deal with it. the hard part is making that judgment of what's an emergency and what's not. what's really serious. and frankly, the hardest part is saying to yourself, that it won't change the outcome if i'm not involved. and i've found that there's an enormous amount of respect, has been from the time i was very young, working for speaker o'neil, from working for two presidents, to taking things that are of real importance seriously. and when the phone rings on saturday, i don't have to wonder whether i need to pick it pup the
liberalism from liberals and religion from the religious. extremist-dominated debate where most people who are involved, who own guns, who might use them for sporting purposes aren't in favor of these assault weapons. they're not -- these things are made, these high-capacity magazines, these weapons, are made to simulate a kind of military-style engagement. here's my suggestion. anyone who wants to do that should volunteer to go join the military. >> ask wes moore about that. >> yeah. and go deal with that. so it's time for moderate people -- i own guns. it's time for people like me who own guns, who think that -- but think that the extremists have gone too far to actually take a stand on it. the second point -- and chris christie was making this point yesterday -- is it's not just about guns. and this goes to your question. it's about violence. and it's about the video games. and it's about culture. and that's not a bill. that's not a piece of legislation. it's a broad hour-to-hour household-to-household battle that requires parents, teachers, everyone to be engaged. and i think being eng
starts what's too violent and what's not. then the government decides what's too religion and what's not. dangerous door to eno i would like to think that hollywood producers would decide and that the audience would decide. ultimately when the audience quits buying tickets to really really hideous movies. they don't get made anymore. >> sometimes you see quite a few actors come out against gun control then you go to their next film and it's full of gun violence, killing people left and right. >> we did he a little thing took things from internet video really funny. had all these actors. showed the actors in their own movie. some of the most violent amazing scenes ever. it shows the hypocrisy. don't do what i do do what i say. >> that's very instruments straght to at lo of us to sit back and look at this and say where is the consistencies? there isn't any. >> the governor is going to stick around for us unbeknownst to him. tv host calling ban the bible at the inauguration. >> the president, following one of most absurd ois tradition also put his hand on this book filled with things he doe
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